basic concept of petroleum geology

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Requirements for Petroleum AccumulationThe task of finding a petroleum field is not a simple one. First, there must be a source rock containing originalorganic matter. Usually this is a mudrock or shale, which is a very common rock type and makes up about 80 percentof the world's sedimentary rock volume. However, even an average shale contains only about one to two percentorganic matter, and this number can vary widely. Many shales have very low organic content and make poor sourcerocks.Then, the source rock must be buried deeply enough so that temperature and time can cause the organic

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